Austn: ISPs to be liable for content?!
Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:48:08 +0800
If the report David Goldstein has emailed us (and I also read in The Oz) is
untrue, when might we expect a statement to this effect in The Australian?
This is an important issue for more than the commercial ISP.
>Roger Clarke wrote:
>> I'm astonished that there's been no discussion on link yet about the report
>> on p.1 of The Australian Computer Pages today, Tuesday 13 October.
>Brenda Aynsley and Peter Coroneos have each confirmed that the story is
>incorrect. The Government is still negotiating a "light-hand" approach
>with industry and legislation is not imminent.
>Peter has added, in a message to the aussie-isp mailing list, that IIA
>is seeking a hotline/takedown regime, presumably tied to compliance with
>an industry code.
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